Strata outlines vision to expand aerospace manufacturing capabilities
Source | Strata Manufacturing
Composite aerostructures manufacturer Strata Manufacturing (Strata, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Co. PJSC, recently outlined its ability to expand production capabilities beyond traditional aerospace, at the Unmanned Systems Conference in Abu Dhabi on Feb. 22.
During the conference, Strata CEO Ismail Ali Abdulla participated in a panel of industry experts emphasizing the Unmanned Systems’ role in supporting Multi-Domain Operations. “Strata has established itself as a trusted partner of choice for the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers and has since developed our capabilities to provide composite manufacturing to further industry verticals,” said Abdulla.
“Our adoption and deployment of next-generation technologies is a major contributor to our diversification and expansion of Strata’s ‘Made with Pride in the UAE’ product portfolio. Strata’s strategy is focused on sustaining its business by constantly investing in people’s capabilities and new technologies; this has already made a positive impact on Strata’s operational blueprint. We have witnessed at Strata’s manufacturing facility how Fourth Industrial Revolution solutions complement our current workforces to improve manufacturing efficiencies and quality,” added Abdulla.
Strata works with leading aircraft manufacturers including Airbus, Boeing, Leonardo and Pilatus. Based at Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, Strata supports the development of a leading aerospace hub in Abu Dhabi as part of the emirate’s economic diversification initiatives.
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